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Message 1: Context 2003

Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 17:22:01 +0200
From: Roberta Ferrario <roberta.ferrarioeconomia.unitn.it>
Subject: Context 2003


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****************** Call for participation ******************
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 | CONTEXT'03 |
 | |
 | Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on |
 | Modeling and Using Context |
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 | Stanford, California (USA) |
 | June 23-25, 2003 |
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 | (http://www.context.umcs.maine.edu/CONTEXT-03) |
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We are pleased to announce that the registration and accomodation
reservation procedures for attending Context 2003 are open online.
Please, follow this link to formalize your registration:

http://context.umcs.maine.edu/CONTEXT-03/

You can also find links for alternative hotel solutions and travel
tips.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM, PRELIMINARY VERSION

Monday June 23, 2003
- ------------------
9:00-9:15 Welcome

9:15-10:15 Invited Talk 1: David Leake
	 (Computer Science Department, Indiana University, USA)

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:30 Session 1: Natural Language I

 * Robert Porzel
 Contextual Natural Language Processing with Ontological and
 Situational Coherence

 * Hugo Liu
 Unpacking Meaning from Words: A Context-Centered Approach to
 Computational Lexicon Design

 * Martin Trautwein
 Comparatively True Types: a Set-Free Ontological Model of
 Interpretation and Evaluation Contexts

 * Mark Whitsey
 Discourse Context and Indexicality

12:30-14:15 Lunch

14:15:-15:05 Session 2: Context and Common Sense Reasoning

 * Ramanathan Guha and John McCarthy
 Varieties of Contexts

 * John Bell
 A Common Sense Theory of Causation

15:05:-15:55 Session 3: Logic of Context I

 * Rolf Nossum
 A Contextual Approach to the Logic of Fiction

 * Luciano Serafini
 Local Relational Model: a Logical Formalization of Database
 Coordination

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30:-17:45 Session 4: Context and Cognitive Modeling

 * Leslie Ganet, Patrick Brezilllon and Charles Tijus
 Explanation as Contextual Categorization

 * Agnes Giboreau, Isabel Urdapilleta and Jean Francois Richard
 Effects of Context on the Description of Olfactory Properties

 * Elisabetta Zibetti and Charles Tijus
 Perceiving Action from Static Images: the Role of Spatial
 Context

18:00 Informational and historical walking tour of the Stanford Campus
 and Palo Alto downtown. Refreshment in a nice pub garden.

Tuesday June 24, 2003
- -------------------

9:30-10:30 Invited Talk 2: Keith Devlin
	 (CSLI, Stanford University, USA)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:40 Session 5: Philosophical Foundations

 * Claudia Bianchi
 How To Refer: Objective Context vs. Intentional Context

 * Roger Young
 Demonstratives, Reference and Perception

 * Horacio Arlo-Costa
 A Theory of Contextual Propositions for Indicatives

 * Isidora Stojanovic
 What to Say on What Is Said

12:40-14:15 Lunch

14:15:-15:55 Session 6: Logic of Context II

 * Richmond Thomason
 Dynamic Contextual Intensional Logic: Logical Foundations and an
 Application

 * Sasa Buvac
 A Deduction Theorem for Modal Propositional Logic

 * Paolo Bouquet and Luciano Serafini
 On the Difference Between Bridge Rules and Lifting Axioms

 * Valeria de Paiva
 Natural Deduction and Context as (Constructive) Modality

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30:-18:30 Poster Session

20:30 Barbecue Dinner (Included in the registration fees).

Wednesday June 25, 2003
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9:30-10:30 Invited Talk 3: Patrick Brezillon
	 (LIP 6, University Paris 6, France)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:40 Session 7: Context-aware Applications

 * Ghita Kouadri Mostifaoui and Patrick Brizillon
 A Generic Framework for Context-Based Distributed Authorizations

 * Robert P. Arritt and Roy M. Turner
 Context-Sensitive Weights for a Neural Network

 * Lucas Paletta
 Predictive Visual Context in Object Detection

 * Seiie Jang and Woontack Woo
 ubi-UCAM: A Unified Context-Aware Application Model

12:40-14:15 Lunch

14:15:-15:30 Session 8: Natural Language II

 * Nobo Komagata
 Contextual Effects on Word Order: Information Structure and
 Information Theory

 * Kavita Thomas
 Modelling "but" in Task-Oriented Dialogue

 * David Ahn
 Presupposition Accommodation in Adverbial Quantification

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00:-16:50 Session 9: Natural Language III

 * Dominic Widdows
 A Mathematical Model for Context and Word-Meaning

 * Paolo Bouquet, Bernardo Magnini, Luciano Serafini and
 Stefano Zanobini
 A SAT-based Algorithm for Context Matching

16:50-17:00 Closing Remarks

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Fausto Giunchiglia (Universit´┐Ż degli Studi di Trento, Italy)

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Patrick Blackburn	 (LORIA, France)
Chiara Ghidini 	 (University of Liverpool, UK)
Roy Turner (University of Maine, USA)

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS COMMITTEE

Dikran Karagueuzian (dikranroslin.stanford.edu) 
Michele King (mkingcsli.stanford.edu) 
John Perry (johncsli.stanford.edu) 
Keith Devlin (devlincsli.stanford.edu) 
Elisabetta Zibetti (ezibettipsych.stanford.edu)
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